Ayesha Raees

Ayesha Raees’s first book of poetry, Coining a Wishing Tower (Platypus Press, 2022), won the Broken River Prize judged by Kaveh Akbar. Raees serves as an assistant poetry editor at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s (AAWW) webzine The Margins, and has received fellowships from AAWW, Brooklyn Poets, and Kundiman.

Originally from Lahore, Pakistan, Raees currently lives in New York City.